Oklahoma wins National Science Foundation grant

Thursday, September 30th 2004, 5:53 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A National Science Foundation grant will fund cyber security training programs at community colleges, CareerTechs and the University of Tulsa.

The consortium will be the first in the nation to offer training in the emerging field of digital forensics. The $3-million grant is intended to help businesses and law enforcement.

Officials say many crimes involve a digital forensic component, such as cell phones seized from drug deals that would contain electronic information about their contacts.

The schools will offer two-year degrees and certificates in cyber security. Students also can transfer credits to four-year institutions and earn advanced degrees.